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About Amhara

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    Removing Conditions (pending)
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    California Service Center
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    Dallas TX
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  • Our Story
    July 22, 2014 - First connection through websiteMarch 4, 2015 - First meeting in person in a third country (first visa stress!)March 18, 2015 - Sent Form I-129FMarch 19, 2015 - Received by Dallas Lockbox at 8:09 AM CSTMarch 24, 2015 - Received USCIS receipt confirmation text and e-mail at 9:04 PM CST - NOA1April 7, 2015 - Received USCIS approval confirmation text and e-mail at 9:30 PM CST - NOA2April 24, 2015 - Called NVC and confirmed receiptApril 25, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'In NVC'April 29, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'In Transit'May 5, 2015 - Petition arrived at embassy - 'Ready' statusJune 14, 205 - Received Packet 3 and 4 (Interview and document list combined)June 29, 2015 - Medical examJuly 7, 2015 - Embassy interview!!...then...CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'Administrative Processing'August 4, 2015 - Received call from US Embassy to drop off his passport!!September 3, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'Ready' and Nonimmigrant!!!!!!! TOMORROW!.....no...still waiting...October 13, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting 'Administrative Processing"October 15, 2015 - CEAC.GOV now says 'Issued' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!November 10, 2015 - Dallas POE! He's here!November 16, 2015 - Our marriage :) Today was a good day!December 9, 2015 - Mailed AOS package (Day 0)December 10, 2015 - Received by Chicago Lockbox at 1:06 PM CST (Day 1)December 14, 2015 - Initiated county name change petitionDecember 22, 2015 - Received USCIS receipt confirmation text and e-mail at 11:34 PM CST - NOA (Day 13)January 4, 2016 - Additional information delivered to NBC at 10:10 AM CST (Day 26)January 11, 2016 - Fingerprint fee accepted for Form I-485 (Day 33)January 19, 2016 - Received Selective Service registration cardJanuary 20, 2016 - Service request initiated and completed for biometric appointment (Day 42)January 23, 2016 - Received biometric letter dated January 16, 2016 (Day 45)February 5, 2016 - Biometric appointment (Day 58)February 19, 2016 - Request for Initial Evidence for EAD/AP (Day 72)February 25, 2016 - Received RFIE (Day 78)February 26, 2016 - Mailed response to RFIE (Day 79)February 29, 2016 - Response to RFE delivered to NBC at 11:06 AM CST (Day 82)March 3, 2016 - EAD status update to RFE response received March 1, 2016 (Day 85)March 4, 2016 - EAD/AP approved/card being produced (Day 86)March 9, 2016 - EAD/AP card mailed (Day 91)March 12, 2016 - EAD/AP received (Day 94)March 21, 2016 - GC approved/card being produced (Day 103)March 24, 2016 - GC mailed and name change completed (Day 106)March 26, 2016 - Conditional GC received (Day 108)March 28, 2016 - Submitted Form I-90 electronically (Day 1)April 26, 2016 - Submitted Form I-90 expedite request (Day 30)April 27, 2016 - Expedite request denied (Day 31)May 11, 2016 - Received NOA (Day 45)May 13, 2016 - Received biometrics letter dated May 14, 2016 (Day 47)May 23, 2016 - Letter requesting rescinding Form I-90 received at 12:26 PM CST (Day 57)June 2, 2016 - Biometric appointment (Day 67)July 19, 2016 - Form I-90 Withdrawal acknowledged (Day 114)

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  1. Well, given the fact that I am obsessed with my husband's immigration process and the recent possible 'touches' from cases on our thread, I did some poking around. I was rather encouraged! I see that some as late as on the July 2017 and August 2017 have been approved! That's good news for us! I don't see a September 2017 thread, but if some that filed in August are being approved, then some of our cases may see some action in early 2019. 😆 That's still a while away, but it will be nice when we can dust off our old Dec '17 ROC Case Tracker again!
  2. This is different. You have the “notifications” for weekly updates turned on (I had to turn mine off) and your date may not say September. My date still says June, but at least two of us have some update from last month.
  3. Nope, my husband's still says from June 18th and we didn't receive an update notification. September 29th was a Saturday, but maybe they touched the case? That was over two weeks ago, so you should have heard something, but who knows? Maybe there is hope? I think VSC is at the end of June 2017 ROC cases, but y'never know! Keep us posted!
  4. Probably everyone since the USCIS might just be working on May/June 2017 ROC cases. The only ROC cases that would have be touched are the combination cases to file for citizenship.
  5. She is my mom-in-law, and my husband’s biological mother. The only DNA info I have found was for siblings, but I suppose I need to find out more, such as who administers the tests, are there any specific companies or tests, and how to submit to the USCIS (sealed envelope?).
  6. Hopefully your citizenship will start getting processed before December this year!!
  7. Yes, I think that may be the only other valid option. Does the USCIS accept this to establish family ties?
  8. Hello, My husband will be applying to bring mom-in-law to the States sometime next year. He has a tazikra that lists his dad's name only, who is deceased, and it was issued when he was 13 or so. There is no marriage certificate between his mom and dad. What document would we submit to show mother-son relationship?
  9. We also received the copy, but never used a lawyer during the whole process. We will be filing for citizenship as soon as qualified. Just counting the days, now.
  10. Hi friend, Yes, everyone is in the same situation. The processing time for ROC is about 16-18 months. If you filed in December 2017, unless the service centers speed up, it may take up past May 2019 to August or September 2019 to get approved.
  11. I don't believe there is any part of the N-400 that asks about receiving public benefits. LPR's are eligible for most public benefits and, based on what I have seen, the rule cannot prevent LPR's from applying for citizenship because that would go beyond the law that the rule supports. USCIS may have information through some sort of database like SAVE, or something, but I don't think you need to worry about that. If asked, respectfully challenge the question by asking how that applies to your situation and ask for a reference. Always be honest. But you are good.
  12. I definitely think all LPR's should be wary of public benefits for themselves. For those that were sponsored by a family member, then the government can always go after that family member for reimbursement. That is administratively difficult to do, but that is the rule. But this ruling doesn't apply to LPR's. This applies to temporary visitors or persons residing in the US without legal status, so LPR's don't need to worry about this. This really feels like a bunch of political rhetoric to me. I can see it's purpose, but it really catches a small amount of people. Illegal immigrants don't qualify for these benefits nor do those here on temporary visas, like HB1 or student visas. It does help say, "You came to this country, received financial benefits, why should you stay?" but it almost says "We want to scare people". I don't disagree with it, but it almost targets a small amount of people that makes it nearly pointless. Then you have people freaking out and the media trying to paint this as a human travesty!
  13. That’s correct! Some people prefer to wait, but I don’t understand that decision with these wait times!
  14. If the 5-month rule would be true (doubtful it will be), and I compare the VJ processing timeframes, I see that I would be getting citizenship at the same time. The VJ timeline suggests the wait time is about a year and 4 months. If I add that to my ROC filing date, that would be in April 2019. If I apply 5 months to when we plan to file the citizenship, then that would be in May 2019. Interesting.